Top Choice Books in Vondelpark & the South

Pied à Terre

Travel lovers will be in heaven in the galleried, sky-lit interior of Europe's largest travel bookshop. If it's travel or outdoor-related, you can dream over it here: gorgeous globes, travel guides in multiple langu…
Toys in Vondelpark & the South

Goochem Speelgoed

This multistorey toy shop has been putting grins on small faces for over three decades. Overlooked by a huge stuffed giraffe, toys are arranged by children's age groups; there's a fine range of board games, musical …
Drinks in Vondelpark & the South


Bierbaum offers an enticing 250-plus craft beers from over 25 different countries, which are available cold from the fridge, making them perfect to take to the Vondelpark on a hot day, as well as four rotating beers…
Fashion & Accessories in Vondelpark & the South

Johnny at the Spot

Cool concept store Johnny at the Spot fills several interconnected buildings with uber-hip men's and women's clothing, shoes and raincoats from all over the globe. Groovy homewares include everything from plants and…
Jewellery in Vondelpark & the South

Coster Diamonds

Founded in 1840, Coster is Europe's oldest working diamond factory. Watch the polishers at work – more interesting than the nearby Diamond Museum.
Food & Drinks in Vondelpark & the South

Van Avezaath Beune

Counter staff in serious black aprons box up chocolate amsterdammertjes (the bollards along city pavements) – a great gift, assuming you can keep from eating them yourself.
Homewares in Vondelpark & the South

Friday Next

Stocking designer furniture and homewares, this is also a laid-back cafe so you can pretend it's your own designer living room. If you want.
Design in Vondelpark & the South


The beautifully curated Gathershop is a gift buyer's dream, stocking handmade and fair-trade items from clothing to homewares. Between the carefully-arranged plants and cacti, which are also for sale, you’ll discove…
Market in Vondelpark & the South

Ten Katemarkt

Outside food hall and cinema De Hallen, this small yet thronged-daily street market has fresh fish, fruit and veg, wheels of Dutch cheeses, antipasti, nuts, spices, ready-to-eat snacks like steaming-hot frites (frie…
Fashion & Accessories in Vondelpark & the South


Amsterdam-based Nikkie Plessen was a familiar face on Dutch TV as an actress and presenter, but she's now swapped the screen for women's fashion design, establishing two boutiques in town and several others in the N…